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CNN
Aug 17, 2013 10:00am EDT
in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an option to pull out of these biannual exercises known as bright star, but it was only on wednes
CNN
Aug 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
, president obama is wrapping up his vacation on martha's vineyard today. he's actually spent so much of his time doing one of the things he loves to do, which is playing golf. >> yep. the president hit the links yesterday with comedian larry david. he played nine holes with the "seinfeld" co-creator and "curb your enthusiasm" star. must be a lot of fun playing with a comedian. rounding out the foursome were the boston celtics' hutchins and former u.s. trade executive ron kirk. >> i don't know, he can make fun of you a lot, though, right? >> that was my point. probably put you down quite a bit. >> because actually, the president, he's like a so-so golfer. >> is he? >> he likes doing it a lot. he's not the best, he's not terrible, but i think he plays with a lot of guys who might be better than him, so. >> he's got a lot on his mind. >> yeah, he does. >>> let's talk college football now. college football, where alabama's trying to do what no division 1 team in the modern era has ever done. >> which is win back-to-back national championships. joe carter is here with the the "bleacher report."
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
, michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard and opening up to parade about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. asked about these comments to wcax -- >> as a busy single mother or busy mother -- >> she said, i give my husband credit, he knows who their friends are, their schedule, but he is not making the calls to the dance studio to figure out what classes they're taking next year. mrs. obama has also made it to point to promote healthy eating and exercise, often serving as first example. ♪ taking on jimmy fallon in a fitness battle and teaching workout moves to kids and the coveted cover model is not above a little vanity. i have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who i am as a woman. i want to be this really fly i8, 90-year-old. i asked her former campaign chief of staff how she'll be remembered. >> fun, passionate. a good mom. a great spouse. somebody that so many women
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 3:00pm EDT
is dealing with the crisis in egypt while on vacation. the president is in martha's vineyard with his family. today is his last full day off there. he heads back to the white house tomorrow. >>> for generations, we have heard about area 51, the place in nevada that's synonymous in popular culture with government secrecy and ufos. well, it turns out it does exist. as cnn's dan simon shows us, it's been one of the biggest worst kept secrets of the cia. >> reporter: hollywood has long shown an obsession with area 51. >> welcome to earth. >> reporter: from aliens to ufos, it helped fuel a perception that the government has been holding onto top secret information about this remote facility in the nevada desert. until now, it had only really existed in places like "the x files" on television. but newly released cia documents officially acknowledge the site for the first time. annie jacobsen spent several years researching area 51, publishing her findings in a book. >> this has kind of become a national pastime and a great debate, you know, about aliens. and the locuk locus of this is 51. >> if yo
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
. president obama has condemned that aid, but the u.s. aid continues to trickle in. dan loathian is in martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. dan, why did the president decide to step up that between egypt and the u.s.? >> well, there had been impact for the obama administration to do much more. there and of course, was that delay of f-16s to the egyptian air force. but what the obama administration is not seeing is this quick transition to the elected government in egypt. so they really wanted to send a strong message to the egyptians to put pressure on them. they began, according to a senior administration official, talking about pulling out of this biannual meetings known as bright star, about the time in june when they decided to cancel the f-16 jets but when the violence really began escalating that's when the president decided late wednesday night that in fact they would pull out of the those joint exercises. do they believe that will have direct impact on the ground, even a state department official saying there are limitations to this move but they do believe it will se
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